The Knapton Allotment Association was established in 2011 and has created a great way for local residents to get to know each other and develop their horticultural skills, as well as, growing wonderful vegetables and flowers.

There are 16 plots, of various sizes, one of which is used for bee hives. In addition, there are a range of communal fruit trees, including apples, pears, greengage, and cherry.

Our most recent project has been to establish a hedgerow, funded by the Woodland Trust, along the fence adjacent to the bridle and cycle path, to provide berries and habitat for wild birds.

From time to time plots do come available so if you live in or near to Knapton and are interested in joining us in this enjoyable pastime and great outdoor exercise then email us on knaptonallotments@gmail.com for an up-to-date position on availability.

Knapton Allotment Association Committee.



For many years Rufforth had allotments at the Western end of the village, which were well utilised and enjoyed by residents. Recently the landowner served notice on the allotment holders, and City of York Council committed to provide an alternative site for which, despite several delays, plans are well advanced.

The new site will be in the field bordered by the cycle path and the entrance road to Harewood Whin with vehicular access near the junction of the entrance to Harewood Whin and the Gun Club. Pedestrian and cycle access will be from the gate of the current cycle path.

The allotments will be administered by the Allotment Holders Association who are currently in consultation with City of York Council regarding the exact layout of plots, parking facilities, and so forth. We do not have, as yet a firm date for the availability of the new plots but will keep the website updated on progress.

Plots on the new site will be offered to previous plot holders first but it is likely that additional plots will be available for residents who are interested.
Any queries should be addressed to Graham Mathers of the Allotment Holders Association via email at g.m.photo@btinternet.com.

Rufforth Allotment Holders Association.